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any soft, juicy animal or vegetable tissue. adj., adj pul´pal.
dental pulp the richly vascularized and innervated connective tissue inside the pulp cavity of a tooth.
digital pulp a cushion of soft tissue on the palmar or plantar surface of the distal phalanx of a finger or toe.
pulp test a diagnostic test to determine whether the pulp of a tooth is vital (alive) or nonvital (dead); called also pulp vitality test.
red pulp (splenic pulp) the dark reddish brown substance filling the interspaces of the splenic sinuses.
tooth pulp dental pulp.
pulp vitality test pulp test.
white pulp sheaths of lymphatic tissue surrounding the arteries of the spleen.
white pulp(wīt pŭlp)
That part of the spleen that consists of nodules and other lymphatic concentrations.
The portion of splenic pulp, consisting of T and B lymphocytes, that forms sheaths around arteries. The sheaths are thickest around the large arteries and grow progressively thinner as the arteries progress into the spleen.See: spleen
See also: pulp
see white pulp.